Social Justice Drop in Club

The Social Justice Group, known as the Community Action Network (CAN) seeks to foster the empowerment of people living in poverty and their allies, who wish to have their voices heard, through collective organizing and action. Participants meet to discuss current events & social justice issues and to work together to create positive change within the community. This club is geared to lower income community members, but allies are also welcome.  
 
The Community Action Network meets at the Table on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30.  Meetings at this time focus on the issue of housing, a continuation of the Housing Outreach Campaign that CAN has been working on since January 2016. These meeting include a free healthy breakfast or lunch. The group meets at least twice a month, but does not meet every week.  Since location and times may vary due to activities and events the group is participating in, please check the Table calendar of events to find out which weeks the group is meeting.
 

If you are interested in more information about, or in  joining the Lanark County CAN meetings, or need transportation help to attend please contact Beth at 613-267-6428 x4.

The Table CFC - Social Justice

Social Justice Initiatives

We are excited to announce that the National Farmers Union will be joining us for Dinner and a Movie in April to screen the film Til the Cows Come Home. Diane Dowling, a dairy farmer and president of NFU, Local 316, will be leading a discussion after the film. Join us Wednesday April 8th, dinner runs from 4:30 - 6:00, movie will begin at 6:30.

For two days in the late summer of 2010, hundreds of angry protesters stood in front of the Frontenac Prison Farm in the heart of Kingston, Ontario, ready to block cattle trucks brought in to remove the hundred-year-old prize dairy herd. The dramatic standoff between protesters and police lasted two days, through pouring rain and hot sun. It was the front page news across the country. An army of black-clad police arrested twenty-four people. The youngest woman was 14, the oldest, 85. Til the Cows Come Home tells the story behind this extraordinary display of civil disobedience, filled with gripping confrontations and a cast of colourful characters, from irate farmers to passionate nuns to endearing ex-cons. It asks provocative questions about the Canadian government's alarming approach to criminal justice, food security......and democracy itself.

Check out the trailer for the film here:

http://www.prisonfarmfilm.org/

 

 

March break is coming fast! It is the perfect time to go through your closets and weed out those clothes you (and/or your kids) don't wear anymore and bring them to The Table on Tuesday March 17th from 12-2 and swap them out for some new-to-you clothes!

You do not need to bring clothes to take clothes, just come on out and get your new spring look!

Donations are more than welcome but please wait until the day of the swap to drop off. Thanks!

The Work That Reconnects is a group empowerment tool and a generator of energy that flows from our awakened connections and into our deepening motivations towards the healing of our world.

John Eastcott will facilitate the group in the creation of a safe, supportive space for this day- long workshop.

Participants should bring a cushion for sitting on the floor and anything else you'll need to be comfortable. The workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please plan to arrive between 8:30 - 8:45 in order to get settled in and ready for the day. Tea, coffee, water, snacks and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register please contact the Community Advocacy Office at 613 267 6428 x 29 or at advocacy.thetable@gmail.com

This workshop is FREE and open to all members of the community.

Join us Wednesday February 11th 2015 for Dinner and a Movie where we will be screening Occupy: The Movie. Dinner runs from 4:30 - 6:00 and the documentary will begin at 6:30 pm.

A documentary that takes an in depth look into the political movement that sprang from the 2008 economic collapse. It gives a balanced analysis of the movement's successes and failures from those who were instrumental in sustaining the protests to voices from within academia and industry.

"Occupy: The Movie isn't propaganda for the cause, but an expert analysis of one of the biggest American social movements since the civil rights era"- Alexander Rogalski, HotDocs

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgEMeQZyNTY

This month's movie night will feature two episides (one and six) of the web based series Culture in Decline.

"Culture in Decline" is a satirical yet serious expression that challenges various cultural phenomena existing today which most of society seem to take for granted. Nothing is considered sacred in this series except for a detached benchmark of fundemental logic and reason- forcing the viewer to step out of the box of "normality" and to consider our societal practices without traditional baggage and biases. Common themes include politics, economics, education, secuirty, religion, vanity, governance, media, labor, technology and other issues centric to our daily lives.

Join us for dinner from 4:30 - 6:00pm. Movie time runs from 6:30 - 8:00, discussion to follow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbLslkIR2k&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vNCpGaxWno

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